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Pesticide Worker Safety

Recognition and Management of Pesticide Poisonings

Front Cover of Recognition and Management of Pesticide poisoningsThe Recognition and Management of Pesticide Poisonings: 6th Edition manual gives healthcare providers a quick reference resource for the best toxicology and treatment information for patients with pesticide exposures.  

This manual also guides clinicians on how to:

  • Conduct environmental and occupational exposure screening on patients
  • Report of exposure incidents
  • Find a wealth of available pesticide information resources

This manual was developed under a cooperative agreement between the EPA and the Medical University of South Carolina, and as such, reflects the views of the authors and not the EPA.

Recognition and Management of Pesticide Poisonings: 6th edition (full document)

Table of Contents

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Section I - General Information

Section II - Insecticides

Section III - Herbicides

Section IV. Other Pesticides

Section V. Chronic Effects

Section VI. Appendices

Section VII. Indexes